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Laserson, Fred M.[Home Movies: "My Alaska Cruise"] (1938)

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Some good shots to be logged.
Reel 1:
June 1938. "Alaskan Adventurers" certificate made out to one Fred M. Laserson.
Great shots of Santa Cruz casino and promenade under columned building (B&W).
Big Trees
Various shots of San Francisco sights
title card: "FRISCO" letters superimposed into painting of Telegraph Hill and Marin headlands in background
Palace of Fine Arts with Doyle Drive and part of Crissy Field in foreground
Alcatraz Island with ferry in foreground moving east to west
Bay Bridge
Several very brief shots of Treasure Island with Golden Gate International Exposition buildings
VS Chinatown, darkish color but good; Mandarin Theatre
Neon signs in Chinatown: Li Po, T. Iwata & Co., Grant Avenue general shots, dancehall; Shanghai Low restaurant; Amato Sukiyaki; Chop Suey; Chinese Pagoda restaurant
City Hall
Driving POV north on Golden Gate Bridge, passing two house trailers in right lane
Brief shot of 1920s-style office building with pagoda-topped building in foreground (where?)
Eel River bridge on Redwood Highway
"Redwood Log" novelty store designed to look like huge log, with various signs painted on it
Lane's Flats
Tree house ("tallest one room house in the world")
brief shot of Russian church shaped like barrel
"World's Largest Saw Mill, Eureka" -- title and VS of mill
VS Oregon state capitol, Salem
Portland, Oregon: Broadway with streetcar #417 (on MA line) moving towards camera, Orpheum Theatre and New Heathman Hotel visible
Another close shot shows Orpheum Theatre, College Inn Coffee, other businesses
River near Mount Rainier, Washington State
VS Mt Rainier
Paradise Inn, Mt. Rainier
Departure from Seattle on steamship (S.S. Alaska)
Shot from higher deck showing passengers at rail bidding farewell to people on pier, with paper streamers (good)
Leaving Pier 2, Alaska Steamship Co.
VS downtown Seattle seen from ship
VS seagulls
VS Olympics and Mt. Baker seen from ship, unsteady camera
VS activity on shipboard, people in deck chairs, etc.
Views of Ketchikan, Alaska from approaching ship
VS of town: dockside; Sears, Roebuck order office; pan up totem; totems; sign: "More Canned Salmon Packed in Ketchikan Than Any Other City In the World"; more totems; raising freshly repainted totem; Ketchikan Creek and Indian village; houses on pilings by river
"Intermission" title card spliced in


This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives

Producer: Laserson, Fred M.
Audio/Visual: sound, color


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Reviewer: 9mandoc - - February 23, 2014
Subject: wrong log
the video above doesnt match the log written here.